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Flex Mussels - 82nd Street
Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

Flex Mussels - 82nd Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flexmusselsny.com
  • Phone: (212) 717-7772
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tues - Thurs 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:30pm Sunday 5:00-10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please join us for $20 all you can eat mussels, fries, and one draft beer from 5:30-7PM every night at the bar and counter only. Choice of Fra Diavolo, Dijon or Classic.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
  • Public Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M79 and M86 buses to 3rd Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Flex Mussels - 82nd Street
Direct importers of mussels from Prince Edward Island and oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea.

Happy Hour specials 7 nights a week at the bar and counter only. No sharing.

5:30-7PM Monday-Friday
5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "It is what it is - mussels plus a few other things. The do have fresh oysters and the shigoku oysters I had were superb. The PEI mussels served here are good size."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "6th or 7th time at Flex- never dissapoints. Food is unbelieveable. Group of 3 had crab cakes and fried oysters to start. Best fried oysters we had ever had- very fresh. All did mussels for entree. The best mussels around, especially the Bruschetta w/ lobster. Great fries on the side. Dont forget the dessert. Great selection of doughnuts, but dont waste your time. get all salted caramel."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I went with a friend of mine to catch up and the food was ok. We split the special and one of her favorite mussel dishes. We weren't really a fan of the special and once the bill came the special was way more then any of the other dishes. Not the usual few dollars more. I feel like in senses like that they should note it or mention it, but not a huge deal. The place was small with no real windows in the back but there were alot of murals and pictures on the wall to try and make up for it. The servers were very attentive and kept emptying our shell bowls which was great. the tables were a little too close together I sort of felt like I was having dinner with the people on either side of me as well. They made the most of their space"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "While the tastes of my wedge salad and Mexican Mussels were exceptional, the portions were inadequate. The fries were cold and, therefore, lacked taste. However, the staff was exceptionally attentive and the décor was quite attractive and inviting. I would try this again as the menu offers so many delicious sounding options that another few visits are definitely warranted."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "After being unable to get a table here on several occasions, I was thrilled to be able to book one on a Sunday night. We sat at 6:45 and thought the menu offered many great options. The food was good, but the noise level was too high to speak. In addition, they played music so loudly that we couldn't enjoy our meal. They played their sound system so loudly, only adding insult to injury. We asked two different servers to turn down the volume. It was lowered for a few minutes and then back to ear splitting level. It just wasn't fun eating even though the mussels were delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This is the 4th time eating at Flex Mussels. While the food is good, the overall experience is diminished by loud noise, small portions and high tab."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Nice experience! I will definetly go again. Very tasty food, good service, deserts amazing! You should go if you love sea food."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We've lived in the city for 18 years and just discovered Flex Mussels. So upset but will be going frequently. The varieties of mussels is incredible and all are delicious. Also, love the crab cake and octopus apps."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Great spot to enjoy the wonders of Prince Edward Islands mussels prepared in more ways than you can imagine. Suggest you ask about their daily #23 specia;."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "With 23 different preparations of fresh mussels, it is difficult to decide on just one. We always enjoy a trip to flex. Great service and delicious mussels keep Flex on our reataurant rotation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food is excellent here. I could eat here a lot & never get bored because there is such a great variety on the menu. I wouldn't have changed one single thing about the Muscles Fungi. Perfect combination of ingredients perfectly prepared. This will become a regular spot for us."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I had such a fun time here. I really wanted to give this spot a try and ended up dining by myself at the bar. I had such an enjoyable time. The food amazing. The bartenders very sweet and attentive. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "If you like mussels, you have to go. If you do not like mussels, the place will change your mind. Thai and Maine are awesome. Truffle fries are gorgeous."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "WE had a wonderful time at Flex Mussels. The menu is a lot of fun and the wait staff was terrific. The atmosphere is lively and energetic. We enjoyed the mussels and our appetizers of fried oysters and tuna carpaccio. The desserts are amazing but it would be nice to be able to get fewer than 4 donuts!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Amazing & fresh food, service was excellent! We had the thai mussels which were fantastic. The truffle fries are not to be missed."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The mussels were okay, well cooked but a tsa small. But the different broth and flavor combos were really good and so was the donut desers!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The place was pretty, clean and fun. We ate in the front bar area and the service was top notch. Only complaint was the size of the mussels. Big shells no meat, so it seemed like the pot was full, but unless you ate all the bread for dipping you'd still be hungry after a panfull to yourself. Would love to be a neighborhood regular, but I like my mussels pumped and brawny."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We were a party of five for my adult daughter's birthday. The table, lighting and music was perfect. We all ordered different mussels and they were all delicious! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "While the upper east side can have slim pickings for good food in a fun atmosphere Flex Mussels fits the bill. The mussels are outstanding with interesting or classic preparations. They also have other choices of mostly seafood if you don't want mussels. Homemade donuts with sauces you choose is a standout dessert."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Amb.: It smelled like ammonia/bad seafood. In hindsight, we should have left. Candlelight & fisherman-themed decor is nice. The music was corny. Service: Waiter was fair, but the busboys made up for it. They made sure our shell pots were swapped and water glasses constantly filled. Most of the waitstaff stood nearby and gossiped loudly. It was distracting and unprofessional. Food: My husband & I ordered mussels. He had the San Daniele, which should've had prosciutto, caramelized onions, wine & garlic. My husband swears it was country ham. Also, tasted like the kitchen skimped on the wine. I had Dijon mussels, which could've been ok but they were sandy & had mustard blobs throughout. Mussels were small. Can't recommend!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Had dinner for the first time at Flex Mussels Wed July 30th. You don't have to think alot when you come here, you're going to order the mussels and sop up the delicious liquid at the bottom with excellent crusty bread. Portions are very generous. I went with Fra Diavolo (nice and spicy), my GF went with Dijon, and we washed it down with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Great summer time meal. We were both full so I can't comment on the desserts. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great mussels- we went with a group and just passed the pots around the table. They were all delicious! The truffle fries are not to be missed."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "thought the food, service and ambience was amazing. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "First time for dinner and it was delicious. We shared a pot of the mussels du jour and fish tacos and it was plenty. and the donuts, incredible! We the 2 salted caramel and 2 s'mores and almost ordered another round, so good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dinner was great. We sat outside. Waitress and busers very attentive. We will be going back...soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I've been to Flex many times and usually have a great time but this night was off. The waitress ignored us and the bus boy broke two glasses at our feet and it never really got cleaned up. The mussels were really tiny and the portions much smaller than usual. I'd still go back because of previous good experiences but that night was not a great one."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Good vibe, great mussels, even better drinks. Overall a great time. Would definitely ask if you get a mussels dish that's cooked in a chowder or thicker sauce to be cooked well done to make sure they are really cooked thoroughly. That said, really great food, great service, and creative twists to the classic mussels dish."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had heard about the mussels here and it didn't disappoint. Make sure you try the truffled fries - Outstanding."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Arrived right on time for our reservation, but a bored hostess told us we would need to wait for our table, which took about 10 minutes. The reception/bar area is packed and so this was an awkward wait. Once seated, out waiter was great but dinner only so-so. I had the Little Neck, which arrived in a skillet packed with clams and mussels, but it was sitting under hot lights or a broiler too long. The mussels and clams were tiny, shriveled and dry. There was only about two or three tablespoons of broth in the bottom of the skillet. It was tasty but I had to make my way through too many desiccated shellfish to get there. My daughter had better luck. Her San Daneiele was much better - mussels were huge and plump with oceans of broth."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "terrific selection of all types of mussels. What else can you say. Service was attentive and friendly"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went here early evening to eat for my birthday with coworkers. Ordered the san Danielle mussels with cream and prosciutto and onions.The broth was great! Mussels were a bit small but cleaned well. The bread was warm and chewy, went great with the broth. The policy of the restaurant is a bit rigid. My party was 4 and three was there at the time of reservation. They wouldn't seat us until the 4th was there which was ridiculous because the restaurant was empty. Flex mussels open at 530. My reservations was for 530! Wasted precious time to eat. We could of ordered a lot more but we had to go to another event so we rushed. Missed opportunity!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "we fond Flex a few years ago on a trip to NYC. we have been to the 82nd St location three times, and the location downtown once. it always pleases."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We went for mussels but the experience was so much more. While we had to wait a little for our reservation, the entire experience made it worth it. The mussels were fabulous. We also shared crab cakes that were wonderful. The waiter was helpful and loud enough to be heard. And the donuts….oh wow!! Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As a self described non-eater of mussels, I am pleased to say Flex Mussels' mussels were delicious!I am now a convert."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The calamari appetizer was large enough for two and I had the Thai mussels which was delicious. The lemon meringue dessert was faboulous. The waiters were energetic, helpful and very friendly. We will return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The mussel dishes are varied, unique and uniformly excellent. Although the other dishes are very good the choices are limited and basically simple. I found the beet salad notably good. For desert you must have the fresh donuts which can be had in a variety of fillings with a wonderful dipping sauce. Plan ahead, reservations are hard to come by. The only negative was the noise level which made conversation difficult. The dining crowd is definitely on the young side. If you're not a member of this group, depending on your psyche, dinner at Flex will either make you feel younger or much older."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Fill it with oysters, mussels, French fries and donuts."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was very delicious the only disappointment was the "Mexican Mussels" I imagined it a spicy but it lacked that. Other than that the service and good was great!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lovely experience with a group at Flex Mussels - good service, enjoyable atmosphere and on-trend offerings."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good food as always. We come here once or twice a month, the food is great, and the price is decent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014